Can I Get A Witness?

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So we are in a bit of a game with a bunch of friends from the beer league. It’s called Conky The Drunken Gnome Game and the rules are basically that if you find Conky on your doorstep you have two days to get him to one of the other player’s doorsteps or you have [...]

I Don’t Always Think Ahead

He hopes Nana doesn't get mad about the hair on the couch.

I went to the hunt camp the other day with Blue. We had to take the new used lawnmower up and cut a bit of wood for the winter. No one really wants to trudge through three or four feet of snow to thaw out the icicle of a cabin, but I’m hoping that this [...]

Earth Mother, I Am Not.

The Stomp Rocket launcher, similar in composition, is a favorite makeshift fishing pole. Nothing is safe around here.

At 25 weeks pregnant, many women are nesting, researching, and preparing their loved ones for the birth of their little miracle. The internet has allowed once lost birth practices to infiltrate their way back into modern day life, and many women are delighted to find ways to return to natural, peaceful delivery and child-rearing methods. [...]

CAUTION: The News Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

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I have a love/hate thing with the news. I’m not talking about politics on the cable news networks, but the nightly network news.  I consider myself a responsible grown up.  I keep up with all the happenings around the globe. I bone up on the latest injustices and horrors going on around the planet.  Usually Anderson [...]

Youse Guys Is Alive And Well

Yeah, it's only Merriam-Webster, but it's still a dictionary.

Or is it you’s guys? I’m not really sure, but however you spell it, it’s proof that the English language can still be bastardized by lazy, apathetic assholes that don’t feel the need to actually learn how to speak, write, or read properly. I suppose it’s because they know that they can get their point [...]

Getting Served By the Mopey Dicks At Starbucks

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Midday prostration begins to rear its ugly downturned head many miles and hours to go until I am reunited with my beloved single cup home brew.  On a particularly trying day befitting the choice of a comforting cup of something that will strain my wallet, if not my sensibilities, the local donut shop is passed [...]

What Do You Want To Be? (When You Grow Up…)

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If I’d planned on growing up, I guess I’d have chosen to be something like a a nurse, a teacher, or maybe a public servant. You know, something that changes lives and really matters. But since I have an incurable Peter Pan complex, I’ve always wanted to do something in the arts. And it could [...]

Coffee, Stat!

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OH MY LORD, are we out of coffee? Really? What time does Starbucks open? Not till 6 AM? What the #@%”&# is the matter with them? We are experiencing a caffeine crisis here, people. I cannot be held responsible for my actions if I don’t get some Arabica beans ground, and, pronto! For most of [...]

I’m BOASTING, BABY!!!!!

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So, you know how so many people post Facebook status updates the night before the first day of school? “Lunches are packed! Kids in bed! Backpacks ready! Forms filled out! Relaxing with a glass of wine and hubby!” And it’s only 8 p.m.? Some are dear friends of mine – and I hope they still [...]

Navigating Life. Gollum Style

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We LOVE everything!  We HATE everything! Alas, a new year has arrived and what was my first thought upon waking? Gollum. “What’s Gollum got to do with anything?” you ask? We were watching “The Hobbit” the other night and had a couple of revelations.  One, that my youngest son is a lot like Gollum/Smeagol when [...]

Don’t Be a Twerk

Miley for Aiming Low

O.M.G! Enough about the Miley Cyrus incident at the MTV VMA’s…which was, btw, so last week! Hasn’t enough been said already a million times? (In fact, Miley herself gave us the stats with two middle birdies waving in our collective faces). Yes. A resounding YES! But…this is my piece of the net today and it’s the one [...]

Built To Last… A Year or Two

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I’m going to drive this car into the ground. You hear people say that. But what you don’t hear people say is, I’m going to get the last rinse cycle out of this dishwasher if it’s the last thing I do. We don’t plan out our relationships with major appliances that long. We buy ‘em. [...]